Know your rights

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Know your rights, expose violence Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi has called on South Africans to be involved in fighting and exposing deeds of violence against women and children. “We must raise our children in a peaceful environment,…

Municipalities drown in debt

Cape Town - Level 3b water restrictions - The City of Cape Towns water red alert, have officially kicked in on Wednesday as dam levels continue to dip dangerously close to crisis point.Water is decreasing at an alarming rate with statistics indicating that four years ago dams in the Mother City were twice as full than they are now.
Collective dam levels stood at 79 percent in 2013, a staggering 40 percent higher than where they are now, at just above 39 percent. Photo: Ross Jansen

Municipalities drown in debt of R43bn – Parliament hears  Cape Town – South Africa’s municipalities are drowning in debt and owe their creditors a total of R43bn. This severely threatens the livelihood of businesses that supply services to them, members…

Our Young Entrepreneurs

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What our young entrepreneurs need to know in the present economic climate The author of Rich Dad Poor Dad gives our young entrpreneurs expert advice. Robert Kiyosaki the author of the best selling personal finance book gives his view on why…

Infrastructure News

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            More than R650 million redirected to metropolitan infrastructure  The City of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Mangaung will receive over R650 million that will be redirected from the Urban Settlement Development Grant (USDG)…

Public Private Partnership

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Last month, the government and Sanral announced new tariffs for the proposed e-tolling of the highways in Gauteng.  Public consultations on e-tolling are now taking place followed by a final decision on the tariffs. Most people attending the public meetings are angry over the implementation of e-tolling.
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Is Public Private Parnership the solution to our Socio Economic Development? Public Private Partnerships or PPPs refer to a long-term partnership between government and the private sector, whereby the latter supplies skills and also carries the risk in ensuring the delivery…

Water Crisis In The Western Cape

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Update On The Water Crisis In The Western Cape The water crisis in the Western Cape is deteriorating. The dams are not being augmented and the knee jerk solutions introduced by the City Council is having a minimal improvement on…

Small Business Development Committee

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SBDC disappointed by Departments performance The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development has expressed its disappointment with the performance of the Department of Small Business Development, saying that it lacked the capacity to implement its mandate. The Chairperson of the…

NCOP calls for speed in revitalisation

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Revitalising Industrial Parks and creation of new ones in Eastern Cape The revitalisation of the Dimbaza, Fort Jackson and Queenstown industrial parks and the creation of the new ones in the Eastern Cape is a step in the right direction…

Water Woes continued

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Our water woes (continued)   Although the dams in the northern parts of South Africa are reported to be reasonably full after good summer rains, experts advise that we should guard against complacency. We are reminded of the 2104 prediction…